I tend to stay away from talking about personal matters, but this one I'm going to mention.
My sister's mother-in-law was just recently diagnosed with aggressive breast cancer. Every year there's a breast cancer walk in Fashion Island in Newport Beach, California, and my sister has put together a team. Somehow I was able to get the day off and will be able to run & participate.
For anyone who's interested here's the website: 2015 Komen Orange County Race for the Cure. I know this is something that affects most if not all of my followers.
Now my reason for posting. I decided to make an orchid french beaded flower for her in the classic breast cancer pinks. She loves orchids and I did make her a previous orchid, a moth orchid, which can be seen in one of my earliest posts here.
I started on it Wednesday night and put all the beads onto the wire. Here's an in progress photo I took as I was putting the beads on the wire.
I went to my parent's house today to help with the race packets and finished up the flower there. Here are the five large petals.
I forgot to take another picture with all the parts, so here it is done. I took two pictures, one on white so you could see the pinks better, the other on burgandy so you could see the flower better.
It looks better in real life, I think I need to get my sister take a good picture. I glued it into a boutineer (I'm not sure this is spelled correctly) holder I purchased at work.
Pattern: Cymbidiun Corsage (changed to pin)
Flower Design: Dalene Kelly
Started: Septemeber 23, 2015
Finished: Septemeber 25, 2015
Beads: 11/0 Czech Seed Beads
Wire: 26 ga. Artistic Wire
Okay, there we go, on to the next project, whatever that may be.